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Bantam Books, 1999 - Ecology - 544 pages
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"The good news: the bugs are all dead. he bad news: we're next. he change begins silently, imperceptibly, inexorably. One natural effect topples into the next, like an array of dominoes that stretches to every corner of the globe. Before anyone realizes it, the earth's ecology has utterly transformed itself. And the days of the old world are finished. n an idyllic Long Island community, paleobiologist Richard Sinclair is one of the first to suspect that the environment has begun to wage bloody, terrifying war on humanity. What initially appear to be random, unrelated events are, in actuality, violent eruptions in a worldwide biological chain reaction. Along with a brave group of survivors, Sinclair must learn to understand the catastrophe while it roils around them, slowly crumbling a panicked world and energizing a reactionary fringe that welcomes the apocalypse. The survival of humankind depends on finding an answer immediately - for all else is dust. harles Pellegrino, whose dinosaur cloning theory provided the scientific basis for Michael Crichton's bestselling Jurassic Park, has fashioned a heartstopping thriller which uses scientific speculation as the foundation fo

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User Review  - Monique - Goodreads

The premise of the book is interesting, earth coming to the brink of another mass extinction caused by the disappearance of insects. The author is a scientist and the book is an excuse to expound the ... Read full review

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User Review  - Kate - Goodreads

This is one of the few books that I've read twice. Dust is a "what if" tale that is less "what if" and more like a "when" kind of apocalyptic, precognition of how quickly life as we know it could ... Read full review

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About the author (1999)

Charles Pellegrino is a scientist-adventurer-writer who has not only invented a practical interstellar space probe but also devised a method of genetically duplicating dinosaurs using tissue found in flesh-feeding insects preserved in amber. As an underwater archaeologist, he has been extensively involved in the Titanic expeditions. The author of a number of books on a diverse range of subjects (including the bestselling Her Name, Titanic), Dr Pellegrino lives in New York.

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